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Kenya Mangroves

What is Blue Carbon?

Blue carbon is simply the term for carbon captured by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems. Seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes along our coast "capture and hold" carbon, acting as something called a carbon sink. These coastal systems, though much smaller in size than the planet's forests, sequester this carbon at a much faster rate, and can continue to do so for millions of years. Most of the carbon taken up by these ecosystems is stored below ground where we can't see it, but it is still there. The carbon found in coastal soil is often thousands of years old!

About this Project


Coastal Kenya is one of the least developed regions of the country. These communities are dependent on the mangrove ecosystems for employment, livelihood, and nutrition. In recent decades, coastal areas in Southern Kenya have been urbanized at unprecedented rates and mangrove forests converted into other land use. Coupled with lack of effective governance, mangroves were over-exploited and over-harvested.

Project Outcome

EarthLungs is restoring the mangrove forests with the goal of empowering the impoverished coastal community to break the poverty cycle. In restoring the estuary, which is rich in biodiversity, this project will provide fishing grounds and help to create additional income streams. The restored forests will also act as a line of defense against storm surges.

Fact File

🐘 Provides habitat for local wildlife, including African Bush Elephants

🌱 More than 9 different tree species planted on the site

📡 Site technology: Dendrometers, Soil Sensors, Tree Vision, Bioacoustic Sensors and Light Sensors

Partnership & Certification

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Our Impact to Date

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SDG Contributions

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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